Senior Center Activities

Welcome to the Senior Center.

The HTS Senior Center is open as of Tuesday April 3, 2018, after a Winter break.

The Senior Center activities in the Temple have been going strong for over fourteen years; and with Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati’s benevolent blessings, we’re hoping to grow stronger than ever!  We’re quite proud of this achievement, especially since these activities are run totally by dedicated and passionate volunteers.

New and exciting activities are always introduced to keep the program exciting. Activities are planned for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Tuesday  (In Hindi)

10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.   Yoga / Meditation

11:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.   Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.    Bhagavad Gita Study In Hindi

1:00 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch

Wednesday

10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.   Yoga / Meditation

11:15 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.   Readings and discussions on religious and spiritual matters

12:15 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:00 p.m.  – 1:45 p.m.   Bhajan Class

1:45 p.m.  – 2:30 p.m.   Conversational Sanskrit For Beginners

Thursday

10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.    Yoga / Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 p.m.     Veda Chanting Class

1:15 p.m.  – 1:45 p.m.     Lunch

1:45 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.      Board Games, Etc.

If you are interested in participating in and/or able to lead any group activity, and you need more information, please contact the Coordinators of the Senior Program – Radhika Mohan (646) 420-6216,   Ramaswamy Mohan (917) 693 2038, or Lakshmi Sundararaman (718) 279-3950 .

Please come on one of these three days and fill out the registration form. That’s it! There’s no charge for attending the program.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The following programming is subject to change depending on the feedback of the participants.

  • Yoga and Pranayama: The Senior program offers Yoga and Pranayama lessons led by experienced teachers, at a level suitable for our senior participants. These sessions have shown to gradually improve physical flexibility and enhance breathing among those who consistently take part. Session Timings: Tues Wed Thurs 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
  • Bhagavad Gita Study: The Senior Program offers an intense study of the Bhagavad Gita by reviewing the text and deriving interpretations in a study circle format. The sessions are further enhanced with input from scholarly individuals who explain and promote discussions of stories that are applicable to one’s life.Session Timings: Tues: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. study of Bhagavad Gita conducted in Hindi.
  • Bhajans: The Senior Program offers a session on Bhajan singing led by experienced music teachers. The group is taught Bhajans from various Indian languages, which are then sung during different festivals at the Temple. This class does not require any previous vocal training.Session Timings: Wed 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Conversational Sanksrit For Beginners: This is a beginners class to learn to converse in Sanskritam, an ancient language. The class is taught by a Samskrita-Bharati-trained teacher. Samskrita Bharati is an international organization, based in India, whose aim is to teach Samskritam to one and all with the motivation of making Samskritam a day-to-day language. Session Timing: Wed 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Mantra Chanting: The Senior Program offers a session on Veda Mantra chanting taught by the Temple priests, with special emphasis on appropriate pronunciation and meters. Upon learning, the seniors are able to chant along during pertinent occasions at the Temple.Session Timings: Thurs Time 11:15-12:00 p.m.
  • Health Lectures: The Senior program offers lectures and workshops on health related topics as well as other topics of interest such as financial planning, etc. These are announced earlier so as to encourage more seniors to participate. Such lectures are also offered on weekends.Session Timings: Variable

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